View Full Version : A new font, from paper drawing to True-Type. How do I do this?
05-29-2006, 02:31 AM
My friend has created an artistic font that he has drawn on paper.
He is going to scan it, convert it to a vector format, clean it up and save it as a CorelDraw file.
My question is, how should he go about making these images into a True-Type font?
Any suggestions or pointers in the right direction would be very much appreciated.
05-29-2006, 02:41 AM
I'd be interested in this as well--font creation is something I know absolutely nothing about. :)
05-29-2006, 04:27 AM
I'm not really familiar with the process, so all I can do is throw out a few names:
Fontlab Studio (http://fontlab.com/Font-tools/FontLab-Studio/) (Formerly Macromedia/Adobe Fontographer)
And see this thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=307477) for some other choices.
I played with a few of the programs briefly but the process was too complicated for me.
05-29-2006, 05:03 AM
The short answer is: you use a piece of font design/creation software.
Beyond that, it's very much down to how much you want to spend, which software app best suits your needs, and how much work you want to put into it. If you Google on 'Corel Font Create' you will find a wealth of information about Corel's own tools for achieving new font design including handy little tutorials like this (http://www.hiddenglade.com/cdfonts.htm) .
05-29-2006, 11:13 PM
Excellent, this definitely helps... thank you.
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